Routine water samples taken by the health unit exceeded the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards for bathing beaches.
There is also an advisory in place for amphitheatre beach in Bell Park due to blue-green algae.
Going into the water puts bathers at risk for infections on the skin, and in the eyes and nose, a press release from the health unit said.
Stomach disorders can also occur. Illness can occur if swimmers swallow beach water, if water gets into their ears, eyes, or nose, or if it comes in contact with open wounds.
“We have enhanced our monitoring and will continue taking water samples,” said Cindy Peacock-Rocca, an interim manager in the health unit’s Environmental Health division.
The public will be notified when the bacterial levels are within acceptable levels. For information about beach water quality, visit www.sdhu.com.